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Old November 5 2013, 05:11 PM   #16
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Re: Interesting TMP poster

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The ads that ran in comic books in 1979 had the same font as the original movie credits:
http://media.aintitcool.com/media/up...ster_large.jpg
What? The font has always been the same in the film's credits, right down to the DE. It never looked like the one in the early ads.
"Font" was probably the wrong word to use. I meant that the letters were plain white on a dark background, as opposed to the "shiny" style seen in the poster.
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Old November 5 2013, 06:52 PM   #17
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"Font" was precisely the wrong word to use if that's what you meant.
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Old November 8 2013, 01:09 AM   #18
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I came across this poster design for TMP today, that I never saw before. It prominently features what looks very much like the "Phase II" Enterprise, but with a LOT of windows added.
Now that you mentioned it, I noticed another painting of the Enterprise (Starlog Photo Guidebook Special Effects Vol. 2, page 94) in the same style (lots of windows, "classic" ventral sensor dome) but within a spacedock that's very close to the final version:



This spacedock version was also featured on page 98 of aforementioned book as an early (?) backdrop painting for the Rec Deck crew assembly scene in TMP, but the starboard nacelle is definitely and already Probert style):



Quite obviously a draft for the background behind the Rec Deck windows, the final result differed again, featuring different spacedock illuminating panels.

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Old November 8 2013, 01:13 AM   #19
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Re: Interesting TMP poster

Not a TMP poster, but a poster I wished they used back in 09!
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Old November 9 2013, 07:15 AM   #20
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mb22's link goes to the magazine ad I saw in early July '79, with the line "A 23rd Century Odyssey Now."

Both that version and this one without the slogan have the early writing credit, Screenplay by Roddenberry & Livingston, with no mention of Foster nor any separate "story by" credit. I don't recall whether any thread has gotten into how Roddenberry had received a credit, but then lost it and ended up doing the novel - does anyone here have knowledge?
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Old November 9 2013, 07:34 AM   #21
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The ads that ran in comic books in 1979 had the same font as the original movie credits:
http://media.aintitcool.com/media/up...ster_large.jpg
That's the Mike Minor artwork "version" of the Phase II model. I've always liked that design & wish they'd gone that way in the movie.
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I don't recall whether any thread has gotten into how Roddenberry had received a credit, but then lost it and ended up doing the novel - does anyone here have knowledge?
On the strength of his work adapting TAS episodes for the "Star Trek Logs", Alan Dean Foster was invited to turn a Roddenberry script, "Robot's Return", written for the proposed "Genesis II" TV series, into a Trek story. Roddenberry promised to grant him full "story by..." credit (ie. not take it to arbitration), no matter how much of Roddenberry's original material ended up in the "In Thy Image" story, with Livingston doing the eventual screenplay.

Roddenberry was keen to break into novel writing at the time, hence the novelization. His "The God-Thing" novel suffered numerous false starts and was never completed.
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